November in Review: From FAA’s Roadmap to GIS Day
A look at the top headlines of the month.
Hungry for headlines? Then gobble up the news as POB takes a look at some of the top stories in November. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
- Pennsylvania House Passes Bill for Geospatial Council: The bill, sponsored by Pennsylvania state Rep. Bryan Cutler, calls for uniform data standards and efficient geospatial policy in the state. The bill, which passed the state House unanimously but still requires state Senate approval, would make Pennsylvania the 47th with some type of geospatial council.
- MAPPS Encouraged by FAA’s Roadmap: The Federal Aviation Administration’s roadmap for integration of civilian unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace offered encouraging signals for the geospatial community.
- Celebrating GIS Day: From Georgia to Texas to places all around the globe, people celebrated the big ideas of GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
- GISCorps Maps Impact of Typhoon on the Philippines: With help from Esri, the GISCorps has produced a series of web maps on ArcGIS Online from social media sources powered by MicroMappers and curated by volunteers from Stand By Task Force (SBTF) and Humanity Road.
- ASPRS Names Fellow Award Winners: Five people received honors from the organization, which recognized active members who have “performed exceptional service in advancing the science and use of mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems and related disciplines).”
- Artist Brings Mason, Dixon to Life: Adrian Martinez will highlight the famed surveyors in an exhibit in Pennsylvania.
In addition, check out all of the articles in the November 2013 issue of POB.